Friday, January 17, 2014
New Variations in Alexander Technique Negative Directions
While practicing this evening, I paused to direct my thinking with the basic Alexander Technique directions. Directing forward & up, long & wide. I noticed that I was "shortening" my right arm and that the right shoulder was in some type of funny position. How do I get this way? Wondering if this goes back to that young boy trying to write cursive that I recalled a couple posts ago while working with AT.
Then the negative direction - I am not concerned with my playing when I play arrived. Perfect. Just play, work on the rough sections of the new piece. Release into the unconcerned. Abandon any concerns with my playing or my process.
After a short break, I moved onto the second piece I'll be recording on Sunday that still is not complete. Suddenly this arrived - I am not concerned with completing this piece. Amen. Freedom to continue to explore what is available. Nothing to be concerned with. Just play, play without concern. And dare I say - don't fret?